Explosions Reported On Israel-Syria Border; Israel Activates Emergency Sirens

Explosions have been reported late Wednesday along the Israel-Syria border in Golan Heights, prompting Israel to activate its emergency sirens just one day after reports of a confrontation between Israeli and Syrian forces.

Both Israel and Syria are reporting what appear to be attacks on their territory.

It appears some of the rockets fired on Syria have been intercepted by the country’s Iron Dome defense system.

The strike marks the first time that the Syrian Army has retaliated against Israel for strikes in Syrian territory.

According to local media reports, several shells have reportedly hit the Syrian governate of Quneitra. The shells were reportedly launched from the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights. Air raid sirens went off in the Israeli-controlled area shortly after the reported strike.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports that the Israeli army says air raid sirens have sounded in the Golan Heights shortly after the Syrian state news agency published reports of rocket fire from Israel into southern Syrian just before midnight local time on Wednesday.

Photos and videos of shells being launched into Israel from Syria have begun appearing on social media.

 

 

 

The IDF confirmed that sirens were heard in Golan Heights and that it is “looking into the issue”.

 

 

 

It’s unclear which side struck first.

 

 

The IDF has been on high alert in recent days, fearing an attack from Syria. Israel is believed to have carried out a series of deadly airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria in recent weeks that have killed upwards of ten Iranians.

Meanwhile, as shells are exchanged between Syria and Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Moscow visiting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

After 10 hours together, Netanyahu said he conveyed Israel’s obligation to defend itself against Iranian aggression. “I think that matters were presented in a direct and forthright manner, and this is important. These matters are very important to Israel’s security at all times and especially at this time,” he said.

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